Book Talk: China Between Reform and Repression:
Lawyers & the Fight for Basic Legal Freedoms
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members
A tremendous struggle is underway over China’s legal and political future. Professor Sida Liu and Professor Terence Halliday will present the findings of their extensive research on the interweaving of politics and practice in the practicing criminal defense and human rights bars in China from 2005 to 2015. Their newly-published, groundbreaking book, Criminal Justice in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, places China in a world-historical context of lawyers and the fates and fortunes of political liberalism from 17th century Europe to late 20th century Korea and Taiwan. Providing an overview of China’s repression of lawyers over the past 18 months, they will explore what today’s headlines mean for law and for society in the world’s most populous country.
Professor Terence Halliday, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation; Co-Director, Center on Law & Globalization of the American Bar Foundation
Professor Sida Liu, Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, William A. Wilson III, Chair
Asian Affairs Committee, Angus F. Ni, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Martin S. Flaherty, Chair
International Human Rights Committee, Anil Kalhan
The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice’s Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers